Hexavalent Chromium Removal Citrus reticulata SHELL
Ismael Acosta-Rodríguez, Elida Coronado-Quintero, Juan F. Cárdenas-González, Juana Tovar-Oviedo, Víctor Manuel Martínez-Juárez
Journal of Natural Sciences, 1(1), pp. 29-39.

We studied the Chromium (VI) removal capacity in aqueous solution by the mandarin shell, using the diphenylcarbazide method to evaluate the metal concentration. So, the highest biosorption of the metal (50 mg/L) occurs within 6.5 hours, at pH of 1.0 and 28 °C. According to temperature, the highest removal was observed at 60 °C, in 40 minutes, when the metal (50mg/L) is completely adsorbed. At the analyzed concentrations of Cr (VI), mandarin shell, showed excellent removal capacity, besides it removes efficiently the metal in situ (94.65% removal, 6 days of incubation, 5 g of biomass). After 1 hour of incubation, the studied biomass reduces 1.0 g of Cr (VI) with the simultaneous production of Cr (III); so, it can be used to eliminate it from industrial wastewater.

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Rodríguez et al. (2013). Hexavalent Chromium Removal Citrus reticulata SHELL. Journal of Natural Sciences, 1(1), pp. 29-39.

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Jose Ismael Acosta Rodríguez is a full time research professor from Investigation Center and Graduate Studies in Chemical Science Faculty which belong to Autonomous University of San Luis Potosi. He obtained his degree in 1976-1982 period in the Chemical Science Faculty of the Autonomous University of San Luis Potosi, after, he carry out master studies in Chemical Faculty of the Guanajuato University from 1982-1984 period and obtain his Ph D (Microbiology Science Doctoral) in the Investigation Institute of Experimental Biology, in Guanajuato University around 1996-2001. He is professor of genetics and biotechnology topics of the Chemical Pharmaceutical Biologist career from Autonomous University of San Luis Potosi.
He has many national and international publications, in additions to presentations at national and international congress. His investigation area implicate: use of different natural biomasses and fungus cellular biomasses to eliminate heavy metals, pesticides, and dyes from contaminated sites. Also extracellular lytic enzymes of phytopathogens fungal studies, fungal and bacterial oil resistant studies, and studies of fungi macromycetes of different places.
Contact number: 001444 8262440 ext. 6554

Juan Cárdenas is a doctoral student of the Autonomous University of San Luis Potosi. His studies and research involving microbiology and biotechnology in different areas, for example, soil and wastewaters. He earned his degree in the Faculty of Chemical Science in 2004, where began his introduction to environmental remediation in the laboratory of experimental micology in the Faculty of Chemical Science in Autonomous University of San Luis Potosi. He held a Master degree in Bioprocess in the same faculty, in 2007-2009. He is currently pursuing the doctoral studies in Engineering and Materials Science, which belong at Faculty of Science in Autonomous University of San Luis Potosi with the topic “Physical-chemical study of the Chromate reductase enzyme present in the environmental fungus Paecilomyces sp.”
His research is based on the elimination of heavy metals, herbicides, pesticides, oil and some other pollutants, using different natural biomasses, like Citrus ReticulataShell, Citrus Limonium Shell, Litchi ChinensisSonn Peel, TamarindusIndica Shell, and some others natural biomasses. He also works with different fungal biomass likePaecilomycessp, Fusariumsolani, Aspergillusniger, Penicilliumsp, Candida albicans, Aureobasidiumpullulans.
He and his working group has published many articles and book chapters in different research journals nationally and internationally, in addition to presenting their work at various conferences.
Contact Number: 0014448262440 ext. 6554. Cellular: 4441226560

Elida Coronado-Quintero
Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí,
Facultad de Ciencias Químicas
Centro de Investigación y de Estudios de Posgrado,
Laboratorio de Micología Experimental

Juana Tovar-Oviedo
Laboratorio de Microbiología. Av. Dr. Manuel Nava No. 6
Zona Universitaria, bLaboratorio de Microbiología. Av. Dr. Manuel Nava No. 6 Zona Universitaria, 78210 San Luis Potosí, S.L.P. México 78210 San Luis Potosí, S.L.P. México

Víctor Manuel Martínez-Juárez
Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Hidalgo,
Instituto de Ciencias Agropecuarias,
Área Académica de Medicina Veterinaria y Zootecnia. A. Universidad Km.
1. Rancho Universitario. C.P. 43 600.Tulancingo de Bravo Hidalgo, México.